Jim Roberts

Jim Roberts


Full-time student of the news & long-time follower of the Grateful Dead. Editor-in-Chief, ?Cheddar?. Ex-NYT, Mashable. Listen to the thunder shout.

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*Troy Smocks of Dallas is sentenced to 14 months in prison after guilty plea in Capitol riot. *2nd person to be sentenced among the 15 felony defendants who have pleaded guilty. *Admits to making Parler threat to “hunt these cowards down.”

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Snap shares nosedive after missing on revenue expectations.

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GOP candidate for Virginia Governor is trying to harness parents’ anger over CRT, transgender rights and mask mandates. *If Glenn Youngkin succeeds, education issues could be big part of GOP midterms strategy.

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Luxembourg becomes first nation in Europe to allow people to produce and consume marijuana. *Adults will be able to legally grow up to four cannabis plants per household for personal use.

Pfizer says Covid vaccine more than 90% effective in kids.

The new reality for school board members: being screamed at during meetings; receiving threatening letters; being followed to their cars. Shameful.

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Scaramucci says he hopes the Trump SPAC keeps soaring so he doesn't run for president again.

How many kids are attending NYC schools? Officials won't say, leading some advocates to worry that there's been a mass exodus from the district. New from @The74 's @small_asher 

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Coronavirus: Li Wenliang, doctor who alerted public to the outbreak, dies of the disease.

For those keeping track, @realDonaldTrump  has scrubbed his Twitter feed of many of the rants he posted yesterday.

CAPITOL RIOT ARREST UPDATE: *Larry Rendell Brock, a Texas man who was photographed in tactical gear on the Senate floor, surrenders to the FBI. *His ex-wife turned him in after seeing photos of riot.

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Washington DC police release photos of suspects in US Capitol siege. (Shouldn't be that difficult to find them....) via @nypost 

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*Another woman comes forward to accuse Donald Trump of sexual assault, according to @guardian . *Former model Amy Dorris says alleged assault occurred at US Open in 1997. *”His hands were very gropey…”

This is extraordinary. "We conclude that the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally generated public health costs of approximately $12.2 billion.”

Florida Gov. Ron De Santis seems to want cruise ship passengers to get sick. Says he will fine cruise companies $5,000 for each person who is required to show proof of vaccination before boarding. Insanity.

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Here’s a handy database of Trump’s Twitter feed, including his (many) deleted tweets.

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